updated 12:50 pm EST, Wed December 30, 2009
Mac Box Set sales also high
iWork '09 has managed to outperform its predecessor this year, according to data collected by the NPD Group. Sales during the first 11 months of the suite's existence, between January and November, are said to have been 50 percent higher that those for iWork '08. By contrast, iLife '09 sales are said to be roughly on par with those for iLife '08.
Sales of the Mac Box Set are also described as doing well, not affecting NPD's iWork and iLife figures despite the suites being a part of the bundle. The cause of the Box Set's popularity is thought to be Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which has been a high seller for Apple as a solo product, mainly as a result of its $29 pricetag. Leopard was $100 more expensive at the time of its 2007 debut. The Snow Leopard Box Set is priced at $169.